|Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 - 5:00 AM
"Common Sense and the American Revolution: The Power of the Printed Word"
This workshop explores the power and importance of America's first "best-seller." Using the language of ordinary people, Thomas Paine's Common Sense called for revolution, challenging many assumptions about government and the colonies' relationship with England. This workshop contrasts the declarations of local communities with Common Sense to see how support for American independence rose up in the colonies. G